The most attractive feature of Maryland is the Chesapeake Bay which is the third largest estuary in the world. It shares its border with West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. People who love sea-food can enjoy soft shelled crabs, clamps and oysters along with indulging in other exquisite cuisines. Maryland is flooded with a lot of natural beauty that attracts many visitors. Other than these, people can also engage themselves in visiting popular places like the Antietam battlefield, Deep Creek Lake and the Great Falls. The Maryland travel guide will guide you through this wonderful place.
Maryland was first founded by the Virginians who grew tobacco along the river. Maryland is popularly known as ‘’Miniature America’’ because of the vast landscapes spread across the area. In the year 1608, Captain John Smith discovered Chesapeake Bay. Many English settlers who were Catholics settled at the St. Clements’s Island in the year 1634. Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria. In the year 1634, there were many settlers who came to this place and St. Mary’s was one came up and settled there during that time. A lot of Native Americans left the place gradually and the others stayed back in Maryland.
|Maryland Official Language(s)||None (English, de facto)|
|Maryland Largest City||Baltimore|
|Maryland Largest Metro Area||Baltimore-Washington Metro Area|
|Maryland Area||Ranked 42nd in the US|
|- Total||12,407 sq mi
|- Width||101 miles (145 km)|
|- Length||249 miles (400 km)|
|- % water||21|
|- Latitude||37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N|
|- Longitude||75° 03′ W to 79° 29′ W|
|Maryland Population||Ranked 19th in the US|
|- Total||5,699,478 (2009 est.)
|- Density||541.9/sq mi (209.2/km2)
Ranked 5th in the US
|- Median Income||$69,272 (1st)|
|- Highest Point||Backbone Mountain
3,360 ft (1,024 m)
|- Mean||344 ft (105 m)|
|- Lowest Point||Atlantic Ocean
0 ft (0 m)
|Maryland Admission to Union||April 28, 1788 (7th)|
|Maryland Governor||Martin O'Malley (D)|
|Maryland Lieutenant Governor||Anthony G. Brown (D)|
|Maryland Legislature||General Assembly|
|- Upper House||Senate|
|- Lower House||House of Delegates|
|U.S. Senators||Barbara Mikulski (D)
Ben Cardin (D)
|U.S. House Delegation||7 Democrats, 1 Republican|
|Maryland Time Zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Maryland Abbreviations||MD US-MD|
Maryland is known for its natural beauty. These popular destinations are an awesome way for people to relax and explore the beauty. A few must visit places in Maryland are:
Annapolis is situated at the Chesapeake Bay and at the bank of the Severn Rivers. Nearly for 300 years, Chesapeake Bay was the capital of Annapolis. This place is a mixture of the Victorian, Federal and the Colonial times. Annapolis is known as the sailing capital of the United States of America. It has many romantic places and adventurous activities that people can indulge in.
The most attractive features about Baltimore are the nightlife, restaurants and the breathtaking natural beauty. Baltimore has harbors in the interior, a nautical style and other interesting places. Mount Vernon has fascinating culture and a rich heritage. There are many museums and historical places to visit here.
The Fedrick County is a perfect place to go shopping and eat as well as experience the historic beauty. It is known to have 50 historic blocks. As you go downtown, you will come across beautiful antique pieces, orchards and green parks. Fedrick County is also known to have many wineries spread across the countryside.
The Queen Anne’s County is a small historic town in Maryland. The area has many farmlands and is filled with scenic beauty. People who love the old historic culture can always find things of their interest here. Queen Anne’s County has many natural parks like the Matapeake State Park and the Terrapin Park Nature. One of the popular attractions that one must see in Maryland is St. Mary’s City. It is known to be the first British settlement in North America. The Deep Creek Lake is one of the most spectacular spas in Maryland Mountains while the Great Falls is a breathtaking waterfall which is close to the Potomac River and the Catoctin Mountain Park is a huge national park that is located around the Catoctin Mountain.